It's that time of year. Almost time for OnePlus to launch its "T" model smartphone, which this year is the 8T.
Similar to the OnePlus Nord launch, OnePlus seems to be "leaking" some aspects of the devices to different publications. This time, Android Central has published a few of the specs of the OnePlus 8T, and honestly, they are right where you'd expect them to be.
OnePlus 8T will be the same size as the OnePlus 8
Apparently, the OnePlus 8T is going to sport a 6.55-inch AMOLED display, similar to the OnePlus 8. But the difference with the OnePlus 8T is that the display is 120Hz, that's an upgrade from the 90Hz display on the OnePlus 8.
Some of the other specs for the OnePlus 8T that aren't surprising is the Snapdragon 865+ chipset, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. That was pretty much a given.
Now it is likely that OnePlus will still offer variants with 12GB of RAM and likely 256GB of storage. But the 8GB/128GB seems to be the base-model here.
Software is also what we expected, which is Android 11 and Oxygen OS 11. So no real surprises here.
OnePlus is still trying to macro sensors a thing
When it comes to the camera, it looks like OnePlus is still trying to make macro sensors a thing.
It's a quad-camera setup, with a 48-megapixel main lens, like the OnePlus 8 series. And it has a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, as well as a 5-megapixel macro and 2-megapixel portrait lens. It sounds like that "portrait lens" is basically a depth sensor. So it'll be mostly useless. But it is nice to see the macro lens get upgraded from 2-megapixels this time, though not quite up to the 8-megapixel macro lens on the OnePlus 8 Pro.
OnePlus hasn't yet set a firm date for when the 8T is going to be announced, but it is aiming for the end of September or the first week of October. Which puts it around the same time as the OnePlus 7T was announced last year. And also near when the Pixel 5 (and Pixel 4a 5G) will be announced, supposedly.
That means that we won't need to wait much longer to get our hands on the OnePlus 8T and see what all OnePlus has upgraded since the 8 series launched earlier this year. So far, it doesn't look like there are many upgrades, only the chipset and the increase in refresh rate to 120Hz.